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  1. Hello,I currently have the the Cooler master CM690 II (mid tower) which comfortably holds about 8 3.5" drives and the cooler master Cosmos II which with a little modification comfortably holds about 16 3.5" drives. I'm looking for a case that isn't as tall as the CM Cosmos II but holds about 12 3.5" drives. I need 12TB drives so I won't be using 2.5" drives. I do not have the space for external storage arrays - I need to replace my CM690 II models with a different case that holds a few more drives.
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    12TB performance reviews?

    I don't know if this would help anyone as I may not have it tweaked to the best performance but to me this seems fast. This is 16 of the 12TB exo models connected to an adaptec 8160 controller in a RAID 5 config using 4 spider cables.
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    14TB performance reviews

    I ended up getting 16 of the Seagate 12TB drives (OK- I really got 34 of them as I had to back up my system and I wanted a couple of hot spares). I put them in a system with an adaptec raid controller and the performance is excellent. I was nervous but they are very good and reasonably cool (I'm blowing air with fans on them but they don't get as hot as I expected). If only I was a key customer - maybe I would have 20TB drives
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    LSI Bios missing

    I think continuum is correct - on my gigabyte motherboard bios I have an option to control it's configuration as well as the ability to hide the boot sequence configuration menu for it by setting it to UEFI. It doesn't significantly change the boot time though.
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    14TB performance reviews

    Seagate is working on it but they won't be ready until they finish development of a dual head unit that supposedly runs cooler and gives back some performance gains.
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    14TB performance reviews

    Thanks. Hopefully they'll both send you some samples soon.
  7. Hello, I'm curious if there have been any performance reviews comparing 14TB drives to 12 or 10TB drives.
  8. Thanks - not really worried about the health - just the head slamming noise some of the Seagates make. I know on the 3TB models there were some firmware updates that reduced it but it still occurs after the update.
  9. Thanks - do you notice a sudden loud clicking sound on occassion - not as in a bad hard drive but as if the drive heads were suddenly being repelled or dropped on the platters every 10 minutes or so. It doesn't matter if the system is idle or in use you'll get something kind of like this video sound although it sounds very slight due to all the fan noise in this system. I guess it would sound like a ball bearing rolling along a roulet wheel that had no dividers and then dropping to the center if the center were metal.
  10. Hello, I'm debating about getting the HGST drives or the Seagate drives as the Seagates are cheaper and rated as faster. I had Seagate 6TB drives and then got the 8TB HGST. One thing I liked about the HGSTs is I don't hear the CLICKING sound like the heads are slamming into the disk periodically. I don't know if that was a glitch with the 6TB models or a bad batch or a Seagate commonality. Anyone have a 12TB Seagate enterprise or barracuda? I don't know if the slower NAS models would be a valid comparison.
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    Storage Spaces vs unRAID

    I modified a cosmos II to make it a raid storage / PC. I was able to get 15 drives in it. (I could possibly get about 2 more but I'm concerned about cooling to those top 2 bays). My current system has 100TB at RAID5. I'm building a new one which will be 150TB at RAID5 using 12TB drives. It is reasonably quite but I put in about 11 noctua fans to keep it cool and quiet. It's been up for about 1.5 years and I think it is great but it isn't well designed for shipping. I think if I shipped it, I'd probably have to check the cables to make sure they are tight as I'm not using a backplane - just sata spider cables going to my controller. I put in a good controller in my current system and I'm able to max out my 10gbit nic going to it. I'm putting in a better raid controller on my next system and I'm hoping to be able to max out a dual 10gbit nic connection to it.
  12. Hopefully they'll send you some for performance testing and you can compare them against each other as short of SSD, I'm looking for the fastest and quietest 12TB drives possible.
  13. Thanks - good to know.
  14. Hello, If I'm looking at a hard drive of the same capacity, same model line from the same manufacturer and they offer it in both SATA and SAS, will it matter for copying files? I heard SAS is better if you have multiple users searching or copying more than one thing - I don't know if that is still true. In my case these are spindle drives, they'll be connected to a high end LSI raid controller with plenty of cache. While I occasionally search for things that aren't indexed in windows, my most intensive operation is creating large files and copying large files between servers - just one user.
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    12TB performance reviews?

    Awesome - I don't know the ironwolf but I'll look it up! I'm most concerned about speed for copying and quietness. I just looked them up - they say NAS which make me think these may not be as swift as enterprise drives.